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Angler's Entomology Podcast

Welcome to the Angler's Entomology Podcast.  On this podcast and blog, I am documenting my re-entry into the world of entomology.   Join us as my wife and I explore the environment in which trout live and the insects and other creatures that live in and share that space.  This is not just a dry recitation of facts, I hope to bring these creatures alive - show you how they live, what makes them fascinating in their own right, and help you understand how they interact with trout in ways that will help your fishing.  So, please join us.  I hope you enjoy the program...

Links:

Selene's Blog and Page for Classic Streamers; and you can finder her interview on the podcast the Liar's Club. 

NEW QUIZ PAGES

I'm setting up a new set of Quizizz pages to help you learn about different insect groups.  I'll be honest - the best way to learn insects is to look at a lot of insects.  So, give these a whirl and don't get discouraged if you do poorly.   Just try again every so often.   The quizzes will be tiered- so they will get more detailed and complicated as we increase in levels.   The first ones are just about learning the different orders.    

This first quiz is about identifying the four major aquatic insect orders

Quiz #2 is a continuation on Mayfly, Stonefly, Dragon and Damselfly, and Caddisfly Orders. 

This Quiz includes other orders of insects that are important to anglers, but is only the adults.  

 

Ep. 47: Pics and Patterns of Moths

Feb 13, 2022

Hi Folks,

Here are some pics of moths (both adults and larvae) as well as some patterns I like to fish.    So, while that is said, remember that the good old Elk Hair Caddis makes quite a nice imitation of a moth fluttering around on the surface - as do many other patterns - so if you are in a situation where you think...


Pics and Patterns for Episode 45: Worms

Mar 10, 2021

Hi folks, 

I debated about even bothering to have a blog post on this subject, since pretty much everyone knows what a worm looks like and the patterns are pretty mundane.  But then I thought, what the heck - and so here you go.  

I'm sorry I don't have any pictures of san juan worms in their natural habitat - things...


Pics and Patterns for Episode 44: Cicadas and Leafhoppers

Aug 31, 2020

So here are some pictures, both of flies and naturals and links for Episode  43.  First, let me give you the link to Charles Card's contact info if you would like to book a trip with him on the Green River:

You can book him through Spinnerfall Guide Service

OK, let's look at some bugs and flies. 

Here are what eastern...


Episode 43: Pics and Patterns for Zebra Caddis

Jun 24, 2020

Hi Folks, Here are some pics and patterns for this episode on the Zebra Caddis.   

Let's start with some of those figures I was talking about in the episode.  This is a picture of the typically dish shaped head of the zebra caddis larva.   This is from Wiggins, Larvae of the North American Caddisfly Genera...


Episode 40 Notes: Crayfish Patterns

Mar 9, 2020

Hey Folks,  Here are some the crayfish patterns I mentioned on the podcast. 

First we'll talk about Rick Hafele's pattern.  I'm pretty sure he calls it the creeper crayfish, but I'm not 100% sure.  The original pattern is pretty simple:

Claws - Red Squirrel bunches tied either side of hook and divided

Thorax - dubbing...